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How often do you take interviews?

Salespeople get bombarded with recruiters on LinkedIn, email, etc.


How often do you end up taking those interview calls and what things make you take them?


I got pissed at my boss yesterday so took one but I know that’s probably not the best reason lol

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closedwon
Politicker
+7
VP Sales
Recruiters are sales people, some are genuinely curious and others just use LI Recruiter and blast to everyone. Β 

I jump on a call 99% of the time. When you’re not looking is the best time to practice and also more open to saying no that’s not a good fit, plus building a network, maybe you’re in a hiring position and want to use them.Β 

That just happened in my current role. Was recruited to spin up a new division by the recruiter and within two months, I was using his company to recruit my new team.Β 



Had a call last week, was representing a legit startup in Miami looking for VP Sales, he said all the right things to get me interested but with traffic 2 hours away, first question I asked, remote?, Β answer was no and that was the end. Β Super nice guy and would definitely reach out to him now he knows what I’m looking for lifestyle and comp wise.Β 

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DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
Pretty much the same boat. It's great practice and tbh sometimes the opportunities can be pretty legit and not open to the public. I'd say I take an initial call 75% of the time.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Haven't taken one since I started at my company just under a year ago, I have no reason to as I'm completely satisfied right now.Β 


I don't think it hurts to take interviews if there is room for improvement be it in comp/culture/a product you're more interested in, though.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I keep an open mind. I like to see what's going on in the market. Also be careful of the spam recruiters. They exist on LinkedIn.Β 
MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
It is important to know your worth to company. If someone is offering you more responsibility, a better place to grow, more money, then maybe your current company is inadvertently undervaluing you.Β Β 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I like to keep an open mind and will take a few interviews on a whim if I feel like there's even a slight chance there might to something to it. Not always but on occasion.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I take all of them and try and develop a relationship with recruitersΒ 
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